So this is how liberty dies… With thunderous applause.
Natalie Portman playing Padme in Star Wars Episode 3
I watched the best bits of Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones (this week) and Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith (last night). I have to say that Revenge of the Sith is really good. If only Hayden Christensen wasn’t such a woody actor and Natalie Portman delivered her lines with a bit more emotion.
Still, Yoda, Palpatine, Ewan McGreggor and the fall of Anakin Skywalker were delectable. I enjoyed watching Revenge of the Sith a lot. I have a natural predilection to Star Wars, since I used to watch Episodes 5 and 6 each month with my sister while I was growing up. It came to the point that I knew all of the dialogue of the movies by heart.
There is another article brewing in my mind. I really liked writing On Star Wars: The Saga of Darth Vader and Star Wars: The Balance of the Force. There is that article and probably another one on Revenge of the Sith, plus a few articles on the Matrix that I’ve been planning for more than a year or two.
Although, Anakin was played robotically by Hayden Christensen during most of the trilogy prequels, the Star Wars fan will always see beyond the thin makings of the movies and into the deeper mystery that is Darth Vader. Thankfully, Lucas eliminated Jar-Jar Bings and let us concentrate on the meat of the story.
As predicted by the prophecy, Vader did bring balance to the Force, but at what price? Was the betrayal and epic legendary battle necessary for the good of the Republic? The Jedi were loosing parts of their abilities to use the Force. Does this mean that the balance needed to be struck to heal the Force?
Star Wars has been an integral part of my life.
I’m not messing about, in my youth, I used to watch the initial trilogy every month. In fact, after a few times, it got to the point that I knew all of the dialogue by memory, especially the ones with Darth Vader.
[Ed. Note New Post: Darth Vader And The Balance Of The Force]